Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today unveiled its new Kobo Family of eReading devices: the Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, Kobo Touch and the Kobo Arc – a 7" Android tablet. Designed by booklovers for booklovers, the new Kobo Family starts at $79.99 and provides readers with more choice and more ways to personalize their eReading experience than ever before – including new stylish colors, accessories, lighting and multimedia options.
The new front-lit Kobo Glo offers soft, even and adjustable ComfortLight technology to enable consumers to read anytime – day or night as well as durable screen and customizable page-turning features. The Kobo Glo uses E Ink technology, customizable fonts and a no-glare XGA high-resolution 6" E Ink screen that is just like reading print on paper, and connects easily to Wi-Fi allowing consumers to explore and discover recommendations in the Kobo eBookstore. The Kobo Glo eReader comes in Black or White and a selection of stylish colours – Pink Sunset, Blue Moon, Silver Star - and will be available starting October 1 for $129.99 MSRP.
The Kobo Mini is a light full-featured E Ink eReader offering a no-glare 5" E Ink screen and holds up to 1,000 e-books. The Kobo Mini comes in black or white and offers a selection of three stylish Kobo SnapBacks in Teal, Ruby Red, and Purple. The Kobo Mini will be available starting October 1 for $79.99 MSRP.
The new Kobo Arc offers an Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with 7" high-definition display, front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and hi-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries and using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user's "pinned" content to recommend related videos, movies, books, web pages and other related content. With Google® Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and comes with pre-loaded apps including Facebook®, Twitter®, Rdio®, Zinio® and PressReader®. The Kobo Arc is available in Black and White with Blue and Purple interchangeable SnapBacks. The Kobo Arc will be available this November, starting at $199.99 (8G) MSRP and $249.99 (16G) MSRP.
The Kobo Touch is available in stores around the world and is now $99.99. The Kobo Touch includes Kobo's latest software with more ways to personalize the reading experience, get recommendations and discover new content. The Kobo Touch is available in seven languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese.
Kobo's global network of 11,000 booksellers will be offering the Kobo Family starting in October. For more information and availability on the Kobo Family of devices, visit www.kobo.com.